A protest was held outside Koda Condominiums’ groundbreaking ceremony in Japantown on Feb. 28, creating a rift between the activists and business community.
Seattle’s International District (ID) has long been known as a haven for Asian snacks, desserts, and drinks. But for old-school eateries that have been in the neighborhood for a long time, the presence of the new 85°C Bakery Café could be detrimental to their livelihood.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On Nov. 6, Kent Police released the names and addresses of the 18 massage parlors that the city shut down last week for violating city and state licensing requirements and allegedly serving as fronts for prostitution. A police media release said that during a months-long investigation, it was discovered […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Are you a local, small, minority-owned, or woman-owned business? The Port of Seattle wants you. In an effort to address equity in Port contracting, the Port of Seattle Commission adopted Resolution 3737 in January to increase the utilization of women and minority business enterprise (WMBE) firms. “Women or minority […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly On 16th Avenue Southwest and Cambridge Avenue, Young’s Restaurant, a Chinese family-owned café, has become the first commercial site to complete the RainWise program. It celebrated the milestone with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 4. Young’s Restaurant partnered with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), King County, and Environmental Coalition […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly One photo that Alex Shiu took on a Florida cruise landed him in Turks and Caicos for another wedding photo shoot. Shiu — who has been working in photography for 18 years — has traveled to exotic places like Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica, and Japan to capture couples and families […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly From serving customers in the air as a flight attendant in Hong Kong, to staring at a computer screen all day as a graphic designer in Seattle, Cherry Chau decided she needed a new career that she would be passionate about: helping people look beautiful. Because she missed working […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The owners of Kau Kau Barbeque Restaurant are fighting back against the City of Seattle. The restaurant was assessed a Notice of Violation by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) for alleged illegal dumping of materials in an alley adjacent to their restaurant this past July. Richard Chang, who owns the […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly For over 40 years, Keiro Northwest has proudly served the aging Asian American community. As the nursing home industry continues to face financial challenges, Keiro’s new CEO, Bridgette Takeuchi, is prepared and focused on making Keiro the best that it can be. While change can be uncomfortable to some, […]
By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Next week, from Aug. 21 to 25, nearly 1,000 businesses, aviation professionals, government officials, and individuals from around the country will descend on The Westin hotel in Seattle for the 34th Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference. The goal of the conference, which moves around the nation, is to provide […]